Another Griffey chooses UA - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Another Griffey chooses UA

© (RIKU) Taryn Griffey will join big brother Trey at Arizona and play basketball. © (RIKU) Taryn Griffey will join big brother Trey at Arizona and play basketball.

Davellyn Whyte may be gone but the next great point guard at Arizona may be arriving.

And in the nick of time.

Taryn Griffey, the daughter of Major League Baseball legend Ken Griffey, Jr and younger sister of Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Trey Griffey, announced Thursday that she will play at the University of Arizona.

Griffey missed her entire senior season after tearing her ACL in a October but was still rated as the 12th best point guard in the Class of 2014 by ESPN.

She was the 8A State Player of the year as a sophomore and her Dr. Phillips High School team won three state championships with her and one without her this past season.

Griffey told Florida's Bright House Sports Network that she chose Arizona because she wants to make a name for herself and for a program like Skylar Diggins and Brittney Griner did at Notre Dame and Baylor.

This is a huge get for Wildcats head coach Niya Butts who has not been able to get UA to the NCAA Tournament in her five seasons on the job and is lost Whyte, the program's 2nd all-time leading scorer, to graduation.

Copyright 2013. Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • SPORTSSPORTSMore>>

  • Disgruntled fans break into Brazil pre-World Cup training

    Disgruntled fans break into Brazil pre-World Cup training

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-05-26 00:43:24 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-05-26 04:25:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Leo Correa). Brazil's William goes for the ball during a national soccer team practice session ahead of the World Cup in Russia, at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Friday, May 25, 2018.(AP Photo/Leo Correa). Brazil's William goes for the ball during a national soccer team practice session ahead of the World Cup in Russia, at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Friday, May 25, 2018.
    Brazil fans have cheered their team in the first and only meeting with players before they travel to the World Cup in Russia, but many others also complained about the squad's lack of contact with local supporters.More >>
    Brazil fans have cheered their team in the first and only meeting with players before they travel to the World Cup in Russia, but many others also complained about the squad's lack of contact with local supporters.More >>
  • Justify won't have Audible to kick around in Belmont Stakes

    Justify won't have Audible to kick around in Belmont Stakes

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:08:27 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-05-26 00:25:10 GMT
    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify won't have to further contend with Audible in pursuit of the colt's bid for the Triple Crown.More >>
    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify won't have to further contend with Audible in pursuit of the colt's bid for the Triple Crown.More >>
  • NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies

    NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:32:12 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:29:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...

    With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL tries to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem but seems to muddle the issue even more.

    More >>

    With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL tries to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem but seems to muddle the issue even more.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly